#1
Hey I'm looking into purchasing an tube preamp for my solid state Stage 400 amp. The amp's real nice and has a real nice warm tone despite it's solid-relatedness. But I still want to be able to have the extra warmth/watts of tubes. Can anyone recommend a cheap option for me? I've been looking at Orange preamps but I want to get a second opinion.
Feel free to recommend anything you think I'd like..

Here's along the lines of what I've been looking at:



Thanks!
#2
The Orange Dual terror is an amp not a preamp.

Depending on where you live, a used Peavey rockmaster would be a good choice
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#3
Quote by judsonkolk
But I still want to be able to have the extra warmth/watts of tubes.
Watts are a measure of power, and power comes from the power amp only.
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Can anyone recommend a cheap option for me?
What kinda sounds do you wanna achieve?
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I've been looking at Orange preamps but I want to get a second opinion.
I don't think orange makes any standalone guitar pre.
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Clue: amplifiers amplify so don't turn it on if you need quiet.
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#5
Hey, Yeah sorry I meant I was looking at Orange amp HEADS not preamps. haha My bad. I was looking at the duel terror and the micro terror and stuff and I just wanted to see if there were any other options along those lines worth considering
#6
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Hey, Yeah sorry I meant I was looking at Orange amp HEADS not preamps.
So do you want a pre or an integrated (pre + power) amp?
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#7
if your interested in a dual terror head, you might as well forget about using your power amp. As a matter of fact, if you are interested in any amp head, its best to forget about your poweramp, but this one especially since it has no fx loop. If you want to use your power amp, you should be looking at rack preamps. Im quite fond of the ENGL 530. they go on ebay for around $400-$500.
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#8
Sounds to me like you're just looking at tube power amp???

Out of these Mesa and Carvin still sell new AFAIK.

Peavey 50/50 Classic is a good choice:


Carvin TS series:


There's Marshall Monobloc EL34


Mesa 2:90


You can also use fx return on quite a few tube amps to just use the power section, I did that while touring with my Marshall JCM900 and it sounded great.
#9
I don't have a power amp. I have a Stage 400 Univox vintage amp. I want to rig the amp head with it. Do you know if that's doable? haha Sorry I'm not much of a gear head!
#10
No sorry dude, I wasn't talking about those types of preamps. haha sorry I'm pretty unlearned when it comes to gear and such, but I'm looking into Orange amp heads to pair with my Stage 400 Univox amp
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No sorry dude, I wasn't talking about those types of preamps. haha sorry I'm pretty unlearned when it comes to gear and such, but I'm looking into Orange amp heads to pair with my Stage 400 Univox amp

Don't bother, although univox and others have gotten more known lately, they are still cheap crap. So why do you want to use that amp?
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2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
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Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate